kyriolexy

The use of literal expressions

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Kyriolexy — Kyr i*o*lex y, Kyriology Kyr i*ol o*gy, n. [Gr. ?, ?. See {Curiologic}.] The use of literal or simple expressions, as distinguished from the use of figurative or obscure ones. Krauth Fleming. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kyriolexy — rare 0. (ˈkaɪrɪəʊˌlɛksɪ) [ad. Gr. κῡριολεξία, f. κῡριος authoritative, authorized, proper + λεξια speaking (cf. λέξις speech, word).] The use of literal expressions. in Cassell s Encycl. Dict …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kyriology — Kyriolexy Kyr i*o*lex y, Kyriology Kyr i*ol o*gy, n. [Gr. ?, ?. See {Curiologic}.] The use of literal or simple expressions, as distinguished from the use of figurative or obscure ones. Krauth Fleming. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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